Friday, December 10, 2010

Susan Graham with Orchestra of St. Lukes, Carnegie Hall

We saw Susan Graham with the Orchestra of St. Luke's under the direction of Maestro Edo de Waart at Carnegie Hall last night.   I love this orchestra - its sound is so intimate and luxurious without ever being overpowering.  The most delicate sounds float through intricately.   Susan's performance of Berg's Seven Early Songs was divine - and not nearly long enough.   I have loved this piece listening to her live Carnegie Hall album.   I could listen to her for hours and hours - the warmth, mirth and brightness in her voice is heavenly.   At under two hours and seated with Noah and Sally, this was exactly the evening I needed.

The program:
LISZT (orch. JOHN ADAMS) The Black Gondola
BERG Seven Early Songs - Susan Graham
MENDELSSOHN Symphony No. 3, "Scottish"

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